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Why Europe Must Now Support Tunisia More Than Ever

Alyn Smith | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

We Europeans did nothing to help Tunisia achieve its revolution in January 2011. Yet, today, we can and must support the most successful of the Arab Spring countries - because we know that democracy can never be taken for granted.

Desperately Seeking Marrakech

Usman Butt | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Usman Butt

Stepping into the street of the Medina (Old City), from our tranquil guest house with its traditional courtyard, open-roof top and old fashioned doors and locks, was like stepping into a world not to far removed from the images of Asia and Africa depicted by 19th century European Orientalist travelogues and art works.

I Refuse To Be An 'Ethnic Comedian'

Jay Islaam | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Jay Islaam

Setting up awards to recognise achievements by women or minority groups does a disservice to the gifted female and ethnic minority talents who are more than capable of competing with the crème de la crème of their chosen fields... I can assure you, the best neither need nor want such well meaning, but ultimately patronising, "positive" discrimination.

Iran: Persecution of Arabs Intensifies Under Rouhani

Daniel Brett | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Today, April 15, marks the ninth anniversary of one of the most bloody yet poorly known uprisings in the Middle East. The peaceful Ahwazi intifada against forced displacement, discrimination and persecution against the indigenous Arabs of southwest Iran in 2005 was met with extreme brutality...

'Activism', For Better or for Worse?

Salman Al Jalahma | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Salman Al Jalahma

'Activism' is a funny little thing. A word that by definition means an action to bring a social or political change. However, most define the word as helping the greater good by rebelling against an establishment of some sort. And everyone is aroused by a little rebellion.

Bahrain: Power to the People... But Where Are They?

Salman Al Jalahma | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics
Salman Al Jalahma

The calls for 'Tamarrod' in recent months hoped to mimic the immense support the 'Rebellion' movement received in Egypt, consequently reigniting the m...

Bahrain: The Bigger Picture

Salman Al Jalahma | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Politics
Salman Al Jalahma

In reality, Bahrain has an extremely complex political and societal fabric that needs to be understood. The vast spectrum of opinions consequently led to the formation of 21 political societies, all whose voices need to be considered to ensure change by consensus.

Nuclear Nuqta and the Politics of Identity

Julie Tomlin | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Tomlin

While media-savvy, English speaking women are given a platform, there are many women who not only feel excluded by their analysis, but are angered that the views of one woman are somehow taken to reflect the views of women across the country, if not the region.

Saudi Council Says Allowing Women To Drive 'Would Increase Homosexuality'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK

Allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia would mean no more virgins and an increase in homosexuality, according to academics at Saudi Arabia’s highes...

Billionaires; Is Such Extravagance Sensible Just Now?

Peter Martindale | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

As the globe reels from the uprisings around the world, and the rulers of each country affected are accused of corruption and pilfering the country's ...

Ten Lessons From the Arab Uprisings

Ghaffar Hussain | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK
Ghaffar Hussain

French scholar and expert on contemporary Islam, Jean-Pierre Filiu, has a new book due to be published called 'The Arab Revolution - Ten Lessons From The Democratic Uprising'. The book, has the title suggests, draws ten important conclusions from the recent upheavals in the MENA region.